This state-of-the-art technology provides a magnified view of the larynx and simulates slow-motion vibration of the vocal cords. It’s the gold-standard in laryngological diagnostic care and allows your ENT to identify a wide range of vocal cord conditions and abnormalities.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
Your videostroboscopy will be done in the comfort of our office with either a flexible or rigid endoscope. If a rigid endoscope is used, a thin metal rod will be inserted toward the back of your mouth. If your doctor recommends a flexible endoscope, he or she will administer a local anesthetic and pass the instrument through the nose and into the throat, just above the vocal cords.
From both of these positions, your ear, nose, and throat doctor will be able to clearly view your vocal cords. You will then be asked to produce a variety of sounds at different volumes while the endoscope records the exam. Though mildly uncomfortable, the test isn’t painful at all and lasts approximately three minutes.